Director, Defense Innovation Unit and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense
Doug Beck is the Director of the Defense Innovation Unit, reporting directly to the Secretary of Defense. In this role, Beck oversees efforts to accelerate the Department's adoption of commercial technology throughout the military while acting as senior advisor on technology innovation, competition, and strategic impact. Beck was previously the Vice President at Apple, reporting directly to its CEO, Tim Cook; Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Charles Schwab; and Partner at McKinsey & Company. Beck is currently a Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve and has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and throughout the Asia Pacific region, totaling more than 26 years of service.